How are you configuring BFD timers?
saku at ytti.fi
Thu Mar 22 09:56:01 UTC 2018
Why does DWDM imply need of BFD?
DWDM has no problem propagating loss-of-signal and asserting remote failure.
It is of course possible to configure DWDM so that this does not
happen, particularly if you buy protected circuit you might not want
it to happen. But as per usual, you should test that vendor delivers
what you buy.
I think the problem probability of not detecting failure on waves,
dark fibres and copper connections are smaller than the probability of
having issue caused by presence of BFD. I think you need very
unreliably failing link to capitalise on BFD. Radio is good candidate,
switch masked liveliness is good candidate.
Of course you also need to be sure you don't kill your BGP's fast
external failover, by using eBGP multihop on your point-to-point
On 21 March 2018 at 18:37, Luke Guillory <lguillory at reservetele.com> wrote:
> He's asking because if it was dark the interface would go down when the link was lost and the router would pull routes. But PA to FL would lead me to believe it'll be a wave from some type of DWDM gear which brings us to BFD.
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> From: NANOG [mailto:nanog-bounces at nanog.org] On Behalf Of Alex Lembesis
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> Subject: RE: How are you configuring BFD timers?
> To speed up BGP routing convergence. The (2x) dark fiber links from PA to FL are being used as Layer3 datacenter interconnects, where each datacenter has its own AS. The DF is also carrying FCIP traffic, so we need failover to be as fast as possible.
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> Silly question perhaps, but why would you do BFD on dark fiber?
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